Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Daily One Inch Button #231 - I Heart Dictionaries

I love them.

I really do. I mean, where else are you going to find so many words?

That probably sounds just a little bit silly. Obviously, words are going to be found in a dictionary.

The Arabic dictionaries that were compiled between the 8th and 14th centuries were the first to actually be in alphabetical order. How did people find words until then?

Samuel Johnson took only nine years to compile a dictionary, a feat for which he was mighty proud.

Show your dictionary love today and get this button. Get a dozen, while you're at it.

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